Multiscale Modeling Approach for Materials Science: Computational NanoBio Technology

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Featuring Professor Seung Soon Jang | Georgia Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering

Abstract: In this talk, I will present numerous topics in computational materials science, focusing on how the multiscale modeling approach can cooperatively work together to elucidate the structure-property relationship of materials with multiscale characteristics ranging from sub-nanometer to micrometer. In the first part, I will discuss how to computationally scrutinize the electronic, mechanical, and thermodynamic properties of nanomaterials to understand the underpinning mechanisms, particularly in the field of nano-electronics, nano-mechanics, nano-interface, and nano-reactor. In the second part, I will present the applications of the multiscale modeling approach for energy technologies such as battery and fuel cell, in which nanostructures are modeled to predict the properties of interest, namely, ionic transport and redox potential. The bottom line of my talk is that the multiscale modeling approach can help achieve a fundamental understanding of nanoscale systems and establish design guidelines for new material development.

Bio: Seung Soon Jang is a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University. After working at Samsung Electronics for two years as a senior engineer, he spent six years in Professor Goddard’s group as a postdoctoral associate and research staff at the California Institute of Technology. Jang joined Georgia Tech as an assistant professor in 2007, was awarded tenure, and was promoted to associate professor in 2013 and full professor in 2020. His research interest is to investigate various nanoscale systems using multiscale modeling methods to achieve molecular architecture-nanoscale structure-property relationship, which makes fundamental improvements in new material development for various applications. Jang has published 168 peer-reviewed papers (6283 citations, H index: 42). He also has presented 109 invited lectures and 155 contributing presentations at numerous national and international conferences.

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